First Class Pre-K lowers discipline rates for students middle and high school years

By on July 26th, 2019 in : in Uncategorized

Children who have participated in Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program, a voluntary, public early education program are about half as Read the full release.  


Population Change in Alabama Cities 2018

Huntsville continues its trajectory towards becoming Alabama’s largest city, while Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile continue to drift lower, according to Read the full release.  


Practices of Top Gaining Schools on the ACT

By on May 29th, 2019 in : in Education & Workforce Development

After publishing ACT results for the graduating Class of 2018, PARCA contacted several of the schools and systems in Alabama Read the full release.  


Alabama County and MSA Population Trends

By on May 21st, 2019 in : in State & Local Government

The latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show continued strong growth in the Huntsville metropolitan statistical area (MSA), slightly Read the full release.  


How Do States Choose State Boards of Education and State Superintendents?

By on May 20th, 2019 in : in Public Education

The Alabama Legislature is currently considering a bill that would potentially overhaul state education governance and policymaking as it relates Read the full release.  


How Are Alabama Students Performing? 2018 Scantron Results

By on May 16th, 2019 in : in Education & Workforce Development

Less than half of Alabama public school students in grades 3-8 scored proficient on grade level tests of reading and Read the full release.  


Alabama High School ACT Scores for the Class of 2018

By on April 15th, 2019 in : in Education & Workforce Development

Alabama public high school students’ performance on the ACT was down slightly in 2018, after hitting a high point in Read the full release.  


Revisiting How Alabama Taxes Compare, 2018

With just a few hours remaining to file state and federal taxes, revisit our 2018 analysis of state and local Read the full release.  


Prisons, education, taxes, trust in government. What do Alabamians think?

See the Full Survey A slight majority of Alabamians oppose building new prisons, but an overwhelming majority support expanding rehabilitation Read the full release.  


Jefferson County Mayors Cooperate on Pact to Prevent Intercity Business Poaching

Mayors from 22 cities in Jefferson County signed a “Good Neighbor Pledge” Wednesday, committing their cities to a set of Read the full release.